NATO Warns Russia Against Ukraine 'Aggression'

NATO Warns Russia Against Ukraine 'Aggression'

Andrew H. Sweet

On Tuesday, NATO foreign ministers gathered in the Latvian capital, Riga, at the start of a two-day meeting, with troubles to the alliance's east on Russia's border with Ukraine and in Belarus topping the agenda.

The 30-nation alliance remains uncertain of Moscow's aims on Ukraine's borders. NATO officials consider whether to provide additional support to Ukraine's military and boost its presence on the eastern flank.

Like Ukraine, the NATO summit host Latvia and the other Baltic states of Lithuania and Estonia spent decades under Soviet occupation and are wary of Russian activities in the region.

Speaking at an online investment forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated that NATO involvement in Ukraine was considered a "red line" for him.

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